Oak (I,H)||Growth form: Tree|
Outside Info: There are several varieties of oak, and may have different medicinal uses. The
English Oak's bark is astringent and antiseptic, and a decoction of the bark is drunk to treat acute
diarrhea, gargled for sore throats, and applied as a compress for burns and cuts. It is added to
ointments for cuts and lemuroids. Acorns are fed to pigs. Oak bark provides tannin- since leather
tanners seemed immune to terberculosis, the bark was once used to treat the disease. Oak galls are
the primary ingredient in ink.
Oats||Growth form: Terran Oats|
Known location: Bitra
|<<||Oilbrush||Known location: Igen|
Uses: used for cooking fires. In Igen, pockets of bread were cooked on metal sheets over an
Form: Earth onion|
Known locations: (H)wild near Fort hold, wild in Lemos/Igen forrest.
Outside Info: Red onion skins with moderant of copper and acetic acid create a rich brown
|<<||Orange fruit, Citron?||(Oranges?, Oranges
were imported, and flourished)|
Growth form: tree
Known location: Southern hold/Weyr, Cove hold, Ista
Misc.: the trees are thorny.
Outside Info: Orange flower water is an excellent skin tonic. Orange flower treats dry skin
and broken capillaries, and stimulates cell replacement.
<<||Palm||Known location: Ista|
Uses: has an edible heart. 'crispy, cool, and crunchy' (Moreta)
|<<||Parsnips (I)||Growth form: Terran
Known location: Fort hold
<<||Pawberry||Known location: Bitra hold|
Uses: leaves boil to make the finest red for paints.
<<|| Peach||Growth form: tree|
Known location: Boll
Outside Info: Seed oil is used in cosmetics and medicines. The tree has solitary, pink spring
Growth form: Terran peanut|
Known locations: Fort hold
Uses: edible, used in several dishes
Outside Info: Used as a cooking oil, some people are allergic to peanuts.
|<<||Pears (I,H)||Growth form: tree|
Known location: High Reaches hold, Nerat
Uses: fruit, made into brandy
|<<||Pecan||Growth form: tree|
Known location: Nerat
Uses: edible nut
<<||Peppers||Known location: Ista|
Outside Info: It is probable that Pern has several varieties of peppers, from bell to chili to
hot, all of which have different culinary and medicinal uses. They usually have yellow or green
flowers. The pungent capsaicin of chilis stimulates circulation and sensory nerves, and eases sore
throats. Infused chili oil gives a warming massage for rheumatism, cold limbs, and neuralgia.
Growth form: Terran
Uses: In 'sweet sticks' (hard candy).
Outside Info: Flav, ors sauces, vinegar, vegetables, desserts, used in teas, and candies.
Peppermint oil has a mild antiseptic action. Mints are stimulant, aid digestion, reduce flatulence.
Peppermint is antiseptic, antiparasitic, and antiviral. Peppermint is included in ointments and cold
remedies and given for headaches and other aches and pains. The scent of the essential oil is
inhaled to treat shock and nausea and improves concentration. The essential oil is also used for
fatigue, digestion, travel sickness, headaches, toothache, and skin irratations.
|<<||Pine||Growth form: tree|
Known locations: Nabol, Lemos
Misc.: grow quickly
<<||Pink Root||Known location: Southern(?)|
Uses: medicinal, for bellyache.
Pineapple (I)||Known location: Igen|
Misc.: genetically altered form of pineapple
Outside Info: New shoots are added to curries. Waste is made into vinegar or fed to
livestock. Fruit helps menstrual, urinary, and digestive problems. Plant enzymes reduce swelling,
intensify antibiotics, and break down the fibrin protein that causes heart attacks and strokes.
Growth form: tree|
Outside Info: Eaten fresh, dried, or as a jam. The tree has white 5 petaled spring flowers.
Dried plumbs are given for their laxative effect.
PurpleGrass (I,H)||Known Location:
Half-Circle Sea hold|
Growth form: grass
Uses: Purple Grass seed was used by Menolly's sister to flavor seaweed balls to keep Old